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Jenrry Mejia leaves Mets camp with undisclosed medical issue

Mar 5, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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Jenrry Mejia‘s arrival at spring training was delayed by an identity investigation in the Dominican Republic and now the 23-year-old right-hander is leaving Mets camp due to an undisclosed medical issue.

According to a team spokesperson doctors saw something they didn’t like while performing the standard preseason physical exam on Mejia and he’s been sent to New York to undergo further tests.

Asked what exactly is going on with Mejia, manager Terry Collins told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:

He’s got a medical issue that’s going to be dealt with here in the next day or so. I don’t even know what it is. I got a call that said, “Hey, look, the doctors think that he needs to be scratched.” So we scratched him.

Incidentally, the specific usages of “scratch” and “scratched” in the baseball lexicon leads to some awfully amusing quotes.

  1. xpensivewinos - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    I find it difficult to believe that Collins is not aware of the nature of an injury to one of his players.

    • jwbiii - Mar 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM

      But I don’t find it difficult to believe that he may not want to share the information with the press until they get a more thorough diagnosis.

  2. coryfor3 - Mar 5, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    He’s allergic to the idea of putting on a Mets uniform.

    • fanofevilempire - Mar 5, 2013 at 3:21 PM

      I think he got hurt tying his shoe.

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